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Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Must see Cathedral in delightful City

If possible spend a couple of hours in this magnificent cathedral the clock is worthy of particular attention.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If possible spend a couple of hours in this magnificent cathedral the clock is worthy of particular attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We love wandering around old churches...this cathedral is exceptionally beautiful. he ceiling must not be missed and the newly refurbished Jesse Window is a sight to behold. A very calming feeling despite being quite busy.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing free guided tour. Definitely buy photography rights On par with Westminster abbey and Notre dame but far superior guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wells cathedral is another masterpiece! For just a small contribution you see such outstanding architecture. Guides provide very informative tours at no additional cost. Be sure to see the clock at it strikes the hour (from inside the cathedral). Totally fulfilling experience. Also got to pet the cathedral cat Louis he was sleeping in his basket at the cathedral store's... More 

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Derby , United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I agree with a previous reviewer it is hard to add anything to brilliant reviews already given. This was our first visit to this beautiful and holy place, made special by visiting with my beautiful little granddaughter who is one year old. Seeing her little face when the clock went off at 2pm was pure joy, she loved it. If... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is magnificent,set on the green in gothic splendour.Try to visit when there is choir practice, a magical experience

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This imposing 12th century cathedral is really amazing. The exterior as well as the interior is outstanding. The West Front with its medieval sculpture, biblical scenes, the unique scissor arches, the clock which is one of the oldest medieval clocks in the world, the magnificent Jesse window, which is one of the most beautiful medieval stained glass in the UK... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's hard to add anything new to the brilliant reviews already given. But please take the free tour as it will really enhance your visit. Try and visit on a market day and don't forget to check out Vicars Close. It's England's smallest city with a population of just 12,000 and it's beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Stunning and ancient, superb acoustics. Make sure you also visit Vicars Close, possibly the oldest medieval street in Europe. We sat with the choir behind the main altar and sang Psalms - or rather the choir did - we sang two lovely traditional hymns. It was a moving and spiritually refreshing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

How clever were they to build something like that! The scissor arches were spectacular. We had a brilliant guide for our free tour, who gave us just the right amount of historical information, mixed with some narrative detail to bring it to life, thank you to him!

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